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    Re: Tenn. politicians threaten to kill VW incentives if UAW wins election

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    The workers have the right to spend the money they earned as they see fit. It is no one else's business.
    I never said they didn't. They should also have the choice to not join a union to work in their career field... UAW thinks otherwise.

    But either way, when a politician can be reasonably certain that their pet project will end up hurting them politically they tend to abandon their pet project.
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    Re: Tenn. politicians threaten to kill VW incentives if UAW wins election

    Has anyone considered, that maybe the politician know some things we do not.
    Like VW has let him know that they will leave if the Union get in.
    They could not publicly say that, buy could convey the thought.
    I apologize in advance if someone already brought this up.

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    Re: Tenn. politicians threaten to kill VW incentives if UAW wins election

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    False. Local dues are used for political action in support of the DNC which they thinly disguise as "fighting for social justice", and soft money comes from coffers that are filled by dues.
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    Re: Tenn. politicians threaten to kill VW incentives if UAW wins election

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Well thought out response.

    Do you know where VW is moving from (assuming the move happens under the circumstances)? I tried Googling but no clear answer. I thought they were already mostly using Mexico but that was long time ago.
    They build a lot of VWs in Puebla but I am sure there are other plants as well.

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    Re: Tenn. politicians threaten to kill VW incentives if UAW wins election

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Well then I am sure that when the Tennessee deal falls through Volkswagen will run to a blue union state rather than Mexico, right?
    We in Mexico will welcome a new plant and the jobs it brings, and maybe lower the price of their overpriced new SUV.

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    Re: Tenn. politicians threaten to kill VW incentives if UAW wins election


    Hah, yeah. They take your money and then dare you to file a claim to recoup money they spend on political activities. Why don't they just make contributions voluntary?
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    Re: Tenn. politicians threaten to kill VW incentives if UAW wins election

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    We in Mexico will welcome a new plant and the jobs it brings, and maybe lower the price of their overpriced new SUV.
    I'm sure you would!
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    Re: Tenn. politicians threaten to kill VW incentives if UAW wins election

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Hah, yeah. They take your money and then dare you to file a claim to recoup money they spend on political activities. Why don't they just make contributions voluntary?
    I don't know, but it was a decision made by the members that can be reversed by the members. With Republican stunts like the one described in the OP, I can see why the members would strongly support having some of their dues used for political activities.
    Last edited by Hard Truth; 02-12-14 at 07:54 PM.

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    Re: Tenn. politicians threaten to kill VW incentives if UAW wins election

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    I never said they didn't. They should also have the choice to not join a union to work in their career field... UAW thinks otherwise.
    UAW probably would not mind if people who elect not to participate in a union were required to sign a contract stating that they are not entitled to any of the privileges or benefits resulting from union negotiation or action.

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    Re: Tenn. politicians threaten to kill VW incentives if UAW wins election

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Then I could easily argue that immigration encouragement and negation of ID laws are meant politically to benefit Democrats, not Americans. That's very partisan. So why is that OK? By your standards, you should feel the same way.

    After all, the Republicans position in TN is simply they don't want to give breaks to a unionized corporation. They aren't disallowing the corporation from moving there, they just don't want to give them corporate welfare if they are unionized. So, in a way, they are saving the public money. Why are they obligated to give any company a tax break in the first place?
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